Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact;join DHS.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the second largest investigative agency in the Federal government. Created in 2003 through a merger of the investigative and interior enforcement elements of the U.S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ICE now has more than 20,000 employees in more than 400 offices in the United States and 47 foreign countries around the world. ICE is a key component of the DHS layered defense approach to protecting our nation. For additional information about ICE and career opportunities go to http://www.ice.gov
NOTE : It is important that applicants provide a valid email address and thoroughly read all correspondence.
Who May Apply : All U.S. citizens
Organizational Location : This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Homeland Security Investigations, SAC Los Angeles, California, Duty Station: Long Beach, California.
Relocation Expenses : Relocation expenses will not be paid.
- The ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate is a critical asset in the ICE mission, responsible for investigating a wide range of domestic and international activities arising from the illegal movement of people and goods into, within and out of the United States.
- HSI investigates immigration crime, human rights violations and human smuggling, smuggling of narcotics, weapons and other types of contraband, financial crimes, cybercrime and export enforcement issues. HSI special agents conduct investigations aimed at protecting critical infrastructure industries that are vulnerable to sabotage, attack or exploitation.
- In addition to criminal investigations, HSI oversees the agencys international affairs operations and intelligence functions. HSI consists of more than 10,000 employees, consisting of 6,700 special agents, who are assigned to more than 200 cities throughout the U.S. and 47 countries around the world.
- HSI conducts criminal investigations against terrorist and other criminal organizations who threaten national security. HSI combats worldwide criminal enterprises who seek to exploit Americas legitimate trade, travel and financial systems and enforces Americas customs and immigration laws at and beyond our nations borders.
THIS IS A NON-BARGAINING UNIT POSITION.
Note : One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.
Ability to pass background check and drug screen for fed employment
Relevant Experience (see Qualifications and Evaluations tab)
Complete Application Package (see How to Apply tab)
Males born after 12/31/59 must certify registration with Selective Service
You will provide a wide range of technical, administrative, and clerical support to the intelligence program:
contacts from other law enforcement agencies, state government agencies, to obtain the required information;
- provide a wide range of technical, administrative, and clerical support to the Intelligence program;
- gathering data and conducting limited inquiries regarding individual case assignments; assisting in accomplishing case research and trial preparation; and researching and assembling, compiling, and tabulating information and figures for agent's use in investigations, seizures and penalty reports and as evidence in various cases;
- during mobile intelligence activity, monitor the base station's radio; coordinate and relay information between agents when radio transmissions are hampered;
- respond to requests by agents for intelligence information which may be of an urgent nature; utilize personally developed
- compile reports on the progress of various cases, seizures and arrests, and perform a variety of clerical duties for the office and the agents, including typing, receiving and screening mail, and acting as the office timekeeper
You qualify at the GS-05 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
You qualify at the GS-06 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- providing clerical support to investigators;
- using personal computers to prepare intelligence documents with complicated formatting such as headers and footers; and extracting, revising or sorting investigative information from files, records or databases
You qualify at the GS-07 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- performing a wide variety of interrelated and/or nonstandard investigative support work;
- planning, coordinating, developing facts and/or resolving intelligence support problems; and using personal computers with office applications to perform operations or to prepare complex intelligence documents containing tables or graphs.
- researching, assembling, compiling and tabulating investigative information;
- assembling case files for investigations and reviewing same to ensure completeness and consistency;
- assisting with trial preparations, reviewing testimony of witnesses, indexing data and preparing analyses of evidence and supporting documentation to be presented during the trial; and locating, transporting and coordinating the appearances of witnesses
You must meet one of the following qualifications to qualify for a GS-05 position:
Successful completion of a full four year course of study above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite can be substituted for specialized experience. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements at the GS-5 level.
Equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements at the GS-05 level.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Proof of Education: If basing your qualifications on education, you must submit TRANSCRIPTS or list of college courses, with credit hours, major(s) and grade point average or class ranking. (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript may be required.) This education must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire. The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job:
researching, assembling, compiling and tabulating investigative information; assembling case files for investigations and reviewing same to ensure completeness and consistency; assisting with trial preparations, reviewing testimony of witnesses, indexing data and preparing analyses of evidence and supporting documentation to be presented during the trial; and locating, transporting and coordinating the appearances of witnesses .
Based on your responses, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
Best Qualified : Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
Well Qualified : Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
Qualified : Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Applicants in the best qualified category will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview.
ICTAP/CTAP Eligibles: If you have never worked for the federal government, you are not ICTAP/CTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility is on the OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp . To be considered well qualified under ICTAP/CTAP you must be placed in the well qualified category for this position as described above .
Veterans: Veterans with 5-point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they are qualified. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are placed in the best qualified category above non-preference eligibles, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For more information regarding veterans' preference, please see: http://www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp
DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select benefits.
Promotion Potential : When promotion potential is shown, the agency is not making a commitment and is not obligated to provide future promotions to you if you are selected. Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.
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